BBC RADIO 4: Start the Week: Hard work and sweet slumber

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Release date: 25/9/2017




Historian Dr Sasha Handley, author of the book ‘Sleep in Early Modern England’ speaks on BBC Radio Four’s Start the Week.

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TitleHard work and sweet slumber
Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
Media typeRadio
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionSasha Handley
Sasha Handley specialises in early modern social and cultural history in the British Isles, with a particular interest in histories of supernatural belief, daily life, material culture and the history of emotions. Since 2011 Sasha has collaborated with the National Trust to engage the pubic with aspects of her research. At Ham House she ran guided tours for three years, entitled '40 Winks: Sleeping Habits Through the Ages'. More recently, she has been awarded AHRC funding to pursue the impact and engagement project 'How we used to sleep' with Little Moreton Hall. The project involves a wide range of participants ranging from mental healthcare professional and service users, to social enterprises and school groups across the northwest region. She published Sleep in Early Modern England in 2016.
PersonsSasha Handley

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